En Masse blocks IP addresses for some countries to meet licensing agreements, comply with legal obligations, and to ensure high quality experiences.
En Masse doesn't always have global permission to share games. It's pretty common for games to have different publishers for different regions. IP addresses are blocked for countries where we don't have a license to publish the game.
US trade embargoes
En Masse is based in Seattle, WA, United States, and we must comply with US laws. Because of this we must block countries where there's a US trade embargo.
We block IP addresses from high risk areas
To high quality of service for our players, we block IP addresses for countries that generate a lot of fraudulent traffic. We appreciate that there are honest players in these countries who'd enjoy playing on En Masse servers. Unfortunately, when a significant amount of traffic comes from cyber-criminals engaging in account theft, gold-farming, and hacking behavior, we need to protect the broader player base.
Proxy IP services are frequently used by hackers and criminals who want to remain anonymous. We don't block proxy services by default, but a proxy or server host will be blocked if it becomes a frequent tool for criminal behavior.